WATCH: Los Angeles Kings snap skid with win over struggling Ottawa Senators
Carl Grundstrom scored two goals to help the Los Angeles Kings end a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon.
Viktor Arvidsson and Arthur Kaliyev also scored, Anze Kopitar had three assists, and Cal Petersen made 30 saves for the Kings, who had lost four in a row to start a seven-game homestand.
Michael Del Zotto and Connor Brown scored, and Filip Gustavsson made 33 saves for the Senators, who have lost five in a row and are 1-10-1 in their past 12 games.
Petersen had five saves and the Kings blocked three shots during a five-minute power play by Ottawa that began with 6:09 left in the third after Kings forward Brendan Lemieux was penalized for misconduct after appearing to bite the hand of Ottawa forward Brady Tkachuk during a scrum.
Grundstrom then sealed the win when he scored into an empty net with 34 seconds left for a 4-2 lead.
Arvidsson redirected a centering pass from Kopitar while on a power play to give the Kings a 1-0 lead at 4:59 of the first period.
Del Zotto, a healthy scratch the previous two games, tied it at 1-1 with 19 seconds left in the opening period. His wrist shot from above the left circle nicked off the stick of Los Angeles forward Alex Iafallo and into the net.
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Grundstrom whiffed on a centering pass while driving through the slot, but Ottawa left wing Zach Sanford pushed him from behind and into Gustavsson. Just as they collided, the puck slid across the goal line.
Los Angeles quickly added to its lead when Kaliyev redirected a diagonal pass from Alexander Edler while near the right post to make it 3-1 at 13:14 of the second period.
Ottawa scored late for the second straight period to cut the lead to 3-2 at 18:33 of the second. Brown brought the puck down the right side and beat Petersen between his pads for the unassisted goal.
–Field Level Media